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He Sends the Devil Packing

By Tracy Wilkinson

In a small room, well away from the street so that no one hears the screams, Father Gabriele Amorth does battle with Satan. He is a busy man. As the Vatican’s top exorcist, Amorth performs the mysterious, ancient ritual dozens of times a week. A confused world engulfed in tragedy and . . . → Read More: He Sends the Devil Packing

Province should cut OPG salaries: critic

An energy critic says the Ontario government should crack down on salaries at its troubled power utilities. Documents reveal executives at Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One earned salaries in the millions of dollars between 1999 and 2003.

Former OPG head Ron Osborne earned $8.2-million between 1999 and 2003. The former CEO of Hydro . . . → Read More: Province should cut OPG salaries: critic

Religion: Why do we still give a damn?

By Barbara Gunnell

Europe is a godless quarter of the globe and Britain the most atheistic part of it. Last year, the God-fearing Italians and Irish lost the fight to include reference to our Christian heritage in the preamble to the European constitution. Instead we will vote on our shared heritage of “humanism, equality of . . . → Read More: Religion: Why do we still give a damn?

Da Vinci’s Secret Agenda

Inteview by Deborah Caldwell

Since The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was published a year ago, more than 6 million copies have been sold, turning the novel into a word-of-mouth bestseller. As the months wore on, and the book got bigger and bigger, evangelical Protestants and some Catholics became increasingly concerned about it. . . . → Read More: Da Vinci’s Secret Agenda

Muslims seek to use Cathedral alongside Catholics

Mansur Escudero, Secretary General of the Spanish Islamic Council, has announced that the request to officially mark the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Cordoba as the first church in the world where Christians and Muslims can pray together was made to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. This most recent episode in the decades-long question over . . . → Read More: Muslims seek to use Cathedral alongside Catholics

Insurer Files Countersuit Against Church

An insurer that was accused by the Archdiocese of Boston of failing to cover payments to priest abuse victims filed a countersuit, saying its insurance policy was not meant to cover damages resulting from crimes. Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co. insisted in a court filing Wednesday that its policy covering the Roman Catholic archdiocese was for . . . → Read More: Insurer Files Countersuit Against Church

Senate passes gay hate-crimes bill

By Sue Bailey

The Senate passed a bill Wednesday to extend hate-crime protection to homosexuals, but MP Svend Robinson wasn’t there to enjoy his hard-won victory. The openly gay New Democrat was in self-imposed exile from the political limelight as his private member’s bill jumped the last major hurdle to becoming law. Not that Robinson, . . . → Read More: Senate passes gay hate-crimes bill

The Union of Spirit and Matter

By Suzan Caroll

Kundalini is the highest energy of the infinite, coiled up and dynamic, at the base of the human spine. It is within the kundalini where contact is made between the infinite divine creative energy and the finite physical sexual energy. For the Soul to gain its highest spiritual potential while incarnated . . . → Read More: The Union of Spirit and Matter

New and Improved Warning Labels

As scientists and concerned citizens, we applaud the recent trend towards legislation that requires the prominent placing of warnings on products that present hazards to the general public. Yet we must also offer the cautionary thought that such warnings, however well intentioned, merely scratch the surface of what is really necessary in this important area. . . . → Read More: New and Improved Warning Labels

Witchy goings-on set for Walpurgis Night

The Witches’ Trail leads through dozens of ancient German towns and wild, romantic areas full of craggy peaks, steeped in a tradition of myth and mystery. It is renowned for the Walpurgis Night celebrations on 30 April which the Germanic peoples once celebrated as the beginning of spring. Today only puppet witches loom from the . . . → Read More: Witchy goings-on set for Walpurgis Night